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  1. Tks again. It is a live socket. And tks for the tip on the charger. Got a MSX 5 from CTEK. It is by far the best looking and seems to be sturdiest too of any charger ive ever bought. Using now for the 1st time so I can't comment on much else.
  2. tks again - just to double double check, the lighter port next to the driver is "live/hot" while the car is off and can be used as a battery charging connection, right? My **** multimeter is busted.
  3. old thread I know but I am in the process of looking for another charger/tender I can plug into the console cigarette port to maintain the battery. Is this still a recommended model ? Tks
  4. thanks guys. Yes, they took the 5 plug and moved the coil to another and the plug to a different cylinder. 4 and 6 maybe - don't have the paperwork here. I just the other day watched a pca vid where the guy changed the plugs while changing out the exhaust. looks much easier w/o that it the way. id like to do it but ill need to find a lift. ah, something to do....
  5. So, low milage car. Took it out aprox 2 weeks ago, have not driven it in awhile and had low battery - dash flashed something like emergency start on start up. Ran ok. Started again 2 hr later after apt., weak start, no error message on start up. Went for a spirited drive for about an hour to run up the battery. 2 min from home, goosed it a little to run it up one last time and I got the check engine light... Back from the shop. They tested the battery as ok under load but got a P0305 on cylinder 5. swapped the plug and coil and so far after a 10 minute ride, no more code. So, trying to understand this and im not a big engine guy----- could the code be anyway related to the poor start up those last 2 times before the CEL? Just keep running it and see if I get a repeat on the error code? Looking for some insight from others more experienced. Shop says if I get the code again and its just a plug or coil, they recommend changing them all out - estimate 1400.00 - dearer price. if its a code again on the same 5 cylinder could be bigger issue. Last time new plugs and updated coils was 2016, 40k miles. Now have 44k miles.... Thoughts please. Tks much
  6. tks for the follow up. I ordered the oem tires they originally told me they dont make anymore and the dealer removed the out of balance ones and put the new new ones on. all good now.
  7. Oct this year. From the dealer. Pelican shows them too: SOFTWARE UPDATE PCM2 Genuine Porsche 997.044.904.51 99704490451 997 044 904 51 997-044-904-51 | Pelican Parts WWW.PELICANPARTS.COM Genuine Porsche SOFTWARE UPDATE PCM2 $327.75. Call (888)280-7799. May Qualify For FREE SHIPPING. Parts# 997 044 904 51 997-044-904-51 997.044.904.51 99704490451. 327.00$
  8. I got it through the dealer. Kinda expensive but they let me use 100.00 off coupon. Im going to keep the old one bc the new one is acting strange - there is lag in the map when the car moves and the lettering / font is hard to read at night. Im sorry i did the update and im gong to look in going back to the older one when i have time. The map also seems to "jiggle" when moving..... Drag.
  9. tks.interesting article. Anyhow, drove the car again to verify shaking.... Michelin was nice - talked to them to get some info and they told me to return the tires and get what i had originally asked for - OEM tires. On order.
  10. I recently had the dealer mount and balance 2 new front tires - Michelin Pilot PS2's - 235/35/19's. Please see the attached note on the work order. This past weekend was the 1st opportunity I had to take it out on the highway and i noticed shaking in the steering wheel from about 55 on up and a more noticeable vibrating which seems to be coming from the middle of the car. Called dealer and they recommend 500 miles highway use to see if they settle in. They explained that they have seen some warranty issues on the Michelin's. Can anyone explain the road fore weight statement? Ive never heard of that before and never had problems with any tires,michelin or otherwise. Tks.
  11. tks guys. ill check it out. noticed ill need to remove the front apron. looked for some diy here, but saw none. still looking. tks again.
  12. ok, so I did the update for the maps. but since then, the display when on map has been somewhat of a bad picture. hard to explain, but it seems to be a little jumpy when the car is moving and it makes the map seem distorted a bit. also, night mode is hard to see as well as it was before the update. also, lets say I turn a corner, now it seems the map is slow to male the change with the car - lagging - delay. wondering if anyone sees anything wrong here in this pics, ie, software number, versions , etc. TAGRET is missing a value in one pic. Also, all I did was put in the current map cd for update as the software was already done previously. I did the 2015 dvd. any input appreciated.
  13. So can anyone help - I need a horn replacement and dealer says are 2 of them for my car, a high tone and a low tone. I only see one, to the L of the battery and I dont know the part no. or if there is another?
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